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Riding Freedom

Pam Muñoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)

Paperback

List Price: 6.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (9/1/1999)
Compact Disc (8/1/2011)
Prebound (9/1/1999)
MP3 CD (8/1/2011)
Compact Disc (8/1/2011)

Description

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.

In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.


Praise For Riding Freedom

"With a pacing that moves along at a gallop, this is a skillful execution of a fascinating historical tale." –Publishers Weekly, starred review"Middle-schoolers will love the horse adventures and the stories of her trickery…" --Booklist"Youngsters who liked Caddie Woodlawn better unreformed and who appreciate an atmospheric blend of grit, gorses, and history will want to take a ride with Charley." –Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"With a pacing that moves along at a gallop, this is a skillful execution of a fascinating historical tale." –Publishers Weekly, starred review"Middle-schoolers will love the horse adventures and the stories of her trickery…" --Booklist"Youngsters who liked Caddie Woodlawn better unreformed and who appreciate an atmospheric blend of grit, gorses, and history will want to take a ride with Charley." –Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Scholastic Paperbacks, 9780439087964, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1999



About the Author

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the Newbery Honor Medal and the Kirkus Prize for her New York Times bestselling novel, Echo, as well as the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature for her body of work. Her celebrated novels, Echo, Esperanza Rising, The Dreamer, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi Léon, and Paint the Wind, have received countless accolades, among them two Pura Belpré Awards, a NAPPA Gold Award, a Jane Addams Children's Book Award, and two Américas Awards. Her acclaimed picture books include Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride and When Marian Sang, both illustrated by Brian Selznick, and Tony Baloney, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, as well as a beginning reader series featuring Tony Baloney. Ryan lives near San Diego, California, with her family.
Brian Selznick's books have garnered countless accolades worldwide, and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Invention of Hugo Cabret, adapted into Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning movie Hugo; and Wonderstruck, adapted into the eponymous movie by celebrated filmmaker Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Selznick; as well as the New York Times bestsellers The Marvels, Baby Monkey, Private Eye, and Kaleidoscope, a New York TimesBest Children’s Book of 2021. He also illustrated the 20th anniversary paperback edition covers of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.